- MiLB.com named Charleston RHP Luis Gil has their South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week. Sam Dykstra wrote about his increase in strikeouts and command as the season has gone on while talking with RiverDogs pitching coach Gabe Luckert.
- Here’s Luckert on Gil: “He’s been pitching with a lot of conviction. After the first month or so, we did a lot of work on his delivery and nailing down the consistency of his command. Once he had the security of the command of his fastball down, you could see him take on more of a mound presence, and he’s become something to watch.”
- Baseball Prospectus wrote about the South Atlantic League as well (subs req) before their All-Star Game and Gil and Alexander Vizcaino leading the team’s pitching staff. David Lee also highlighted Josh Breaux and Anthony Siegler, the Bombers’ first two picks in 2018 and Charleston’s two catchers. Give the piece a look!
Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders is off as they travel back home to face Norfolk on Tuesday.
Double-A Trenton Thunder also has the day off. Deivi Garcia will be on the hill at Arm & Hammer Park on Tuesday against Richmond. Trenton is tied for the Eastern League East Division lead.
High-A Tampa Tarpons had their game suspended in the top of the fifth inning while leading 4-1 in Clearwater. Dermis Garcia and Estevan Florial have combined for four hits, two runs and an RBI. Here’s the box score of the which will conclude tomorrow.
Single-A Charleston RiverDogs are off Monday as well before the South Atlantic League All-Star Game on Tuesday. They have seven All-Star reps and will have Brandon Lockridge and Canaan Smith in the Home Run Derby.
Short-Season Staten Island Yankees: (2-1 loss in Tri Cities F/10) … They led 1-0 going into the ninth, then lose on a walk-off wild pitch an inning later.
- Starting Pitcher: RHP Brian Keller: 6 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 6/4 GB/FB — 52 of 71 pitches (73 percent) were strikes … This was the 2016 39th-round pick’s first start of the year as he rehabs with Staten Island … He finished last year with Trenton and could join Trenton or Tampa when ready.
- In Relief: LHP Josh Maciejewski: 3 1/3 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP — Tough luck loss. Gave up the tying homer in the 9th, allowed the runner placed on 2nd to start the 10th to score and that’s it … His second outing of the year after pitching five innings for Tampa in May … 2018 10th round pick.
- Hitting Star: DH Juan De Leon: 2-for-4, 1 K — Had two of the three SI Yanks’ hits.
- On Deck: SS Oswald Peraza: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 SB — Stole third to lead off the 10th, was cut down on a fielder’s choice.
- Leftovers: CF Everson Pereira and RF Leonardo Molina went a combined 0-for-10 with one strikeout and 10 men left on base … C Carlos Narvaez went 1-for-3 with a BB and score SI’s run on a wild pitch.
The Rookie-level Pulaski Yankees begin play on Tuesday in Johnson City.
The Gulf Coast League Yankees East team opens up on Monday, June 24 while the GCL Yankees West play on Tuesday, June 25.